Biography: Adriana Lima - birth name: Adriana Francesca Lima, born June 12, 1981, height: 5 ft 10 (178 cm), Zodiac Sign: Gemini, is a Brazilian supermodel. Lima is best known for her modeling work with Victoria’s Secret and Maybelline. Lima was born in the northeastern coastal town of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
When she was six months old, her father walked out on her and her mother. Adriana has since had an estranged relationship with her father, although recently she has been making attempts to reconcile with him. According celebrity news, the gorgeous model is of African, Native South American and Swiss descent.
Lima was first discovered while shopping at a local mall at the age of 13. At the age of 15, she entered and finished in first place in Brazil’s Ford Supermodel of the World Search. She subsequently entered the 1996 Ford Supermodel of the World contest and finished in second place. Three years later, she moved to New York City, and signed with Elite Model Management. Lima’s modeling portfolio began to expand exponentially, appearing in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. As for fashion shows, she has walked the catwalks for many top designers namely Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, among others.
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